It seems it has taken a determined Melbourne journalist to finally get the Townsville City Council to completely remove the collapsed and torn remnants of the expensive , once extensive, Welcome to Magnetic Island wall of scrim near the ferry terminal .
A reader of this blog , who had visited Magnetic Island last year, he was somewhat surprised that Townsville authorities had not quickly rectified the situation, which made them look hillbillyish , allowing it to drag on for months , and the local media had not picked up the story , showing they were out of touch with the city's so called Jewel in the Crown .
If a similar wall of scrim carrying a Welcome to Melbourne message in Lygon Street fell apart and was left in that state for months there would be an uproar , the media all over it , a cartoonist's delight . Not so in Townsville and Magnetic Island in respect of the dim sim scrim .
The Victorian journalist ( for overseas readers of this blog-in Queensland people from across the border are called Mexicans ) fired off some emails to Townsville about the incredible snafu , the latest a few days ago, and received an incoherent reply from the Townsville City Council promising an answer within 20 working days . However, the last part of the wall still tied to the barricade and the big bundle of collapsed panels thrown in a heap was taken down-broken plastic ties picked up by this blog during an inspection of the site .
Not welcomed anymore ... could be location for Crocodile Dundee stunt , the unwelcome Townsville City Council changing the name from Cowboys to Crocodile Island .